And we wonder why women in America have this screwy view of women who choose to have natural childbirth? This clip from the new Jennifer Lopez movie The Backup Plan shows a completely fictionalized, strange, and scary home birth. Now as someone who has seen a home birth, with a tub, drums, and all kinds of various actions and items that were included in this movie clip, I can certainly tell you, none of the birthing moms I have seen look like they are ready to pull an exorcist and have their head turn straight back before they start throwing up a pea soup type substance.
But why is this a problem? Of course I know this movie is clearly a comedy, but unfortunately for our society today, many young women, first time mothers, and even women who have children already will believe this type of scenario is the actual way a home birth would take place, minus a bit of the dramatics though.
Contributing to the fear factor we are seeing among first time mothers. Because most will actually see this movie instead of something like The Business of Being Born. Something that shows the facts, and accurate depictions of what real childbirth is, natural, home birth or even births in the hospital.
Of course a real depiction clearly wouldn’t have fit into this movie, but it would just be nice to see Hollywood stop clowning on women who choose to give birth at home, or naturally. It is offensive!